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  1. Elf's Compendium of Notes 3- Auranone

    Full disclosure: I am one of those 40%-ers that are anosmic to many synthetic musks. This can be quite limiting in the lab! Auranone solved this problem for me (along with a few others) so I thought I'd blog about a few of them.

    Auranone is a musk base by Firmenich. It's become my favorite white musk basenote. Here are the notes about it from the Perfumer's Apprentice's website:

    Strong yet delicate musk blend with fine floral notes.
    Auranone is a subtle assemblage ...
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  2. Not dead. Not, in fact, deceased.

    I’m alive, and in fact have been writing all this time, albeit in smaller, 140-character chunks on my Twitter account. So what happened after that fateful evening of March 15th? Well, an hour or two after writing that, I sent a message to a member on Basenotes named exquisitely_me, and the message said…

    “What’s new with you?

    The conversation’s been going on for over two months since then, and I’ve discovered some new things, namely that I love this girl ...
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  3. New Around here

    Never seen a forum like this! There is so much to read about perfumes! That's like a treat!

    I have a strong affinity for perfumes, can't live without them. I recently went to a Marcus Evans organized conference, and I was greeted with the smell of luxury, though the mixing really did not make it good!

    I'm getting to know the forum better. I like the look of things here.

    But I am not really confident if I would really find someone to talk with! I ...
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  4. Elf's Compendium of Notes 2 - Choya Nakh

    Today's note is a new one I've been experimenting with. It's also known as one of the big stinkies. Choya Nakh. It's made in India by roasting seashells (that's right, from the beach) in a clay vessel that's designed with a top lid and a gooseneck on the side. Choyas have been made for many thousands of years, probably before the age of metals. There are several varieties, all dark, mysterious, and smoky as Hades. A long roasting session in the clay pot yields drops of choya on the gooseneck side, ...
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  5. Spirit of Switzerland

    I am desperatly trying to find and buy Michel Jordi's perfume for women called "Spirit of Switzeland." Does anyone know where I can find this online??? THANKS for any help!!!
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